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DSS Member Ride @ Northshore

  • May 07, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Northshore MADD Shelter | 33.00561963140398, -97.09781896083557

Registration

  • We require anyone who has never ridden with us to start here for your first ride. OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS.

    What is DSS Orientation?
    This session will help you make the most out of your next group ride experience! Our ride leaders use several different words (that you may have never heard of or used before) to coach you through the trail. This helps keep everyone safe and the ride flowing smooth.
    During orientation we will teach, demonstrate, and practice:

    - DSS Mountain Bike Terminology
    - Trail Etiquette
    - How to check your A,B,C’s before each ride.
    - How to maintain a strong and stable body position while riding.
    - How to navigate and pick lines through the trail.
    - How to use your brakes properly.
    - How to get the most out of your gears for smooth and efficient riding.
  • Beginner riders: Neutral and ready position does not come natural just yet. You are still learning how to navigate your way through the trail and do not feel comfortable riding through rooty or rocky sections without putting your foot down. Quick changes in elevation or terrain give you a hard time. You walk your bike up most climbs.

    Beginner Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and features)

    This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!
  • Beginner riders: Neutral and ready position does not come natural just yet. You are still learning how to navigate your way through the trail and do not feel comfortable riding through rooty or rocky sections without putting your foot down. Quick changes in elevation or terrain give you a hard time. You walk your bike up most climbs.

    Beginner Flowy - (only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING)

    This group is for beginners who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach.
  • Intermediate Riders: You can ride for an hour at 7-8 mph with limited stops. You have a strong/stable body position and your balance has improved in slow speed situations. You can easily ride up a curb. You are confident riding over bridges, through rooty sections and over some rocks. You can ride down drops at least two feet tall. You can ride through tree gates, dips, and up most short, punchy climbs.

    Intermediate Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features)

    This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!
  • Intermediate Riders: You can ride for an hour at 7-8 mph with limited stops. You have a strong/stable body position and your balance has improved in slow speed situations. You can easily ride up a curb. You are confident riding over bridges, through rooty sections and over some rocks. You can ride down drops at least two feet tall. You can ride through tree gates, dips, and up most short, punchy climbs.

    Intermediate Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING)

    This group is for intermediate riders who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach.
  • Advanced Riders - You are able to ride for an hour at a 9+mph pace without stopping. You can ride all the way up steep, technical climbs and safely down steep, technical descents. You are confident cornering at fast speeds and can navigate quick changes in elevation and terrain. You can ride through most rock gardens and off drops up to three feet tall.

    Advanced Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING)

    This group is for advanced riders who would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach.

Registration is closed


Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

Registration closes two days before the ride. (Thursday, May 5th)

Due to the recent storms, we have changed the location of this ride  from Cedar Hill State Park to Northshore! We apologize for all the changes and appreciate your understanding during this unpredictable time of year with weather.

If you didn't join us for our last ride at Northshore, we have a new beginner loop for our skills based group that features lots of flowy sections to work on your body position, and small rock gardens where we will be stopping to teach. It's a fantastic short loop of trail that will have you progressing into a confident, smooth rider!

The Intermediate Skills Based group will vote on which features they would like to tackle and learn on, before hitting the trails together. 

The Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced FLOWY Groups will NOT stop to session and teach. The only stops will be to regroup. If you want to learn skills on specific parts of the trail then you must be signed up for a skills based group.

Check in table opens up at 9:45am.

Please arrive early, have your A,B,C's done, and be ready to ride at 10:00 am! This trail gets HOT so bring plenty of water and electrolytes!

RESTROOMS: There is a porta-pottie at the trail head.

If this is your first time participating in a DSS ride, we do require you to complete Orientation BEFORE signing up for any of our Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced groups. DSS Orientation is offered at all of our group rides. Please note: if it is your first time participating in a DSS group ride and you sign up for any group other than DSS Orientation, we reserve the right to move you to our orientation group at any time.

COVID-19 CDC Guidelines:

"In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.

In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated."


(click the picture below to watch a YouTube video on A,B,C's)


    • Helmets and closed toe shoes are required
    • Bring your own water and nutrition

    To stay aligned with the COVID-19 protocols from the Texas Department of State Health Services, we will NOT have our community water jug available.

    Ride at your own risk and please read the entire liability waiver.

    Not sure what to bring? Check out our FAQ Page for more tips!

    RIDING GROUPS FOR 2022

    DSS Orientation - for your first time participating in a Dirt Side Sisters group ride. Please note: if it is your first time participating in a DSS group ride and you sign up for any group other than DSS Orientation, we reserve the right to move you to our orientation group at any time.

    Beginner Riders - Neutral and ready position does not come natural just yet. You are still learning how to navigate your way through the trail and do not feel comfortable riding through rooty or rocky sections without putting your foot down. Quick changes in elevation or terrain give you a hard time. You walk your bike up most climbs.

    Intermediate Riders - You can ride for an hour at 7-8 mph with limited stops. You have a strong/stable body position and your balance has improved in slow speed situations. You can easily ride up a curb. You are confident riding over bridges, through rooty sections and over some rocks. You can ride down drops at least two feet tall. You can ride through tree gates, dips, and up most short, punchy climbs.

    Advanced Riders - You are able to ride for an hour at a 9+mph pace without stopping. You can ride all the way up steep, technical climbs and safely down steep, technical descents. You are confident cornering at fast speeds and can navigate quick changes in elevation and terrain. You can ride through most rock gardens and off drops up to three feet tall. 

    Group 1.) DSS Orientation - We require anyone who has never ridden with us to start here for your first ride. OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS. What is DSS Orientation? This session will help you make the most out of your next group ride experience! Our ride leaders use several different words (that you may have never heard of or used before) to coach you through the trail. This helps keep everyone safe and the ride flowing smooth. During orientation we will teach, demonstrate, and practice:

    • DSS Mountain Bike Terminology
    • Trail Etiquette
    • How to check your A,B,C’s before each ride.
    • How to maintain a strong and stable body position while riding.
    • How to navigate and pick lines through the trail.
    • How to use your brakes properly.
    • How to get the most out of your gears for smooth and efficient riding.

    Group 2.) Beginner Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features) This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!

    Group 3.) Beginner Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for beginners who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach. 

    Group 4.) Intermediate Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features) This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!

    Group 5.) Intermediate Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for intermediate riders who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach.

    Group 6.) Advanced Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for advanced riders who would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach. 


    Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

    Dirt Side Sisters is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Our mission is to create a gateway to #getmorewomenriding mountain bikes confidently by increasing their skills and building community around them

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